Obama: 2010 in Faith

In 2010, President Obama played 29 rounds of golf and had 20 basketball outings.  He took six vacation trips, defined as all or part of 32 days.  He had six formal, solo White House press conferences and six cabinet meetings; he took 172 flights on Air Force One and 196 flights on Marine One.  He had 17 town hall meetings and 107 interviews, and he signed 203 bills.  CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller featured these statistics and others in his article "Obama's 2010: By the Numbers." Although Knoller omitted any numbers relating to Obama's spiritual life, Politico's Carol E. Lee uncritically explored Obama's recent public expressions of faith in "Obama lets his faith show", and Politics Daily's David Gibson subsequently chimed in with "Obama Tries to Reassert His Christian Bona Fides, With Words and Deeds."  Admitting that Obama has rarely attended church as president, Gibson reminds us that "George W. Bush...(Read Full Post)